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In Jones v Birmingham City Council and another [2018], the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Mr Jones contending that a civil injunction granted against him and other alleged members of a gang were incompatible with his rights under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Mr Jones was involved with … Continue reading Civil Injunction obtained by local authority for the purpose of preventing gang-related violence not incompatible with Article 6 ECHR

A company applied for a worldwide freezing order against “persons unknown”. The application related to an alleged fraud which had been committed by unknown persons infiltrating the email account of one of the company’s senior management. Those persons then impersonated the senior manager to send payment instructions to other staff. As a result, a number … Continue reading Court grants a worldwide freezing order against “persons unknown” in connection with an alleged fraud

In Frank Industries Pty Ltd v Nike Retail BV & Others (02/03/2018), the owner of the trade mark “LNDR” used on upmarket activewear for ladies was granted an interim injunction to prevent the Nike group using “LDNR” as part of their “Nothing beats a Londoner” promotional campaign. The claimant sold upmarket active wear for ladies … Continue reading Interim injunction granted to restrain use of trademark

In Baxendale-Walker v Bay Trust International [Unreported] (19/12/17), the High Court refused to grant interim relief to prevent the defendant trustee from dealing with trust assets. The claimant had set up a number of offshore trusts and the defendant was a Belize trust company which was trustee of a number of the trusts. The claimant … Continue reading High Court refuses to grant interim relief to prevent a trustee from dealing with trust assets

In the decision of INEOS Upstream Ltd and others v Persons Unknown and others [2017] EWHC 2945 (Ch) the Court granted a quia timet injunction in relation to anticipated unlawful conduct by protestors. A quia timet injunction is one that restrains wrongful acts which are threatened or imminent but have not yet commenced. The injunction … Continue reading Quia timet injunction granted to restrain anticipated protestors against fracking activities

In Barclay Pharmaceuticals Ltd v (1) Antoine Mekni (2) Martine Mekni (3) Dorian Mekni (4) Anice Mekni (5) Xiaohui Wang (unreported) [2017] the Claimant obtained judgment against D1 for over £15 million as a result of a fraud. Post judgment, the Claimant obtained a freezing order over D1’s assets and also joined various members of … Continue reading Defendant subject to freezing injunction ordered to disclose source of legal funding

In Latin American Investments Ltd v Maroil Trading Inc and another, the High Court ordered the continuation of a freezing injunction after deciding that a shareholder’s claim for specific performance and payment of damages to two joint venture companies did not infringe the “reflective loss” principle, which precludes a shareholder from recovering loss that reflects … Continue reading High Court orders continuation of freezing injunction